Long gone are the days when you had to put up with little to no choice in the beauty aisles to live a vegan lifestyle. Nowadays, vegan beauty products are everywhere and when it comes to quality, they can proudly stand toe-to-toe with the mainstream brands!
If you’re looking to make the switch to include more, or all, vegan products in your beauty routine – check out these vegan-friendly alternatives available at Savers.
What are vegan beauty products?
Before you all start enthusiastically adding your new vegan-friendly products to your basket, let’s have a quick recap of what vegan beauty products actually are.
Simply put, vegan beauty products do not contain any animal extracts or animal by-products in the formula or as part of the production process.
It’s worth noting, unfortunately, there is currently no legal regulation on products that are labelled as ‘vegan’, so do your research on the brand’s credentials or lookout for The Vegan Society logo to be sure before you start stocking up your stash.
Vegan beauty products to try from Savers
Whether you are devoted to your 10-step skincare routine, or you’re more of a skincare minimalist, there’s a vegan alternative for every step in your glow-getting regime from your cleanser to your overnight mask.
So, what makes a skincare product non-vegan? Well, there’s a long list of ingredients that fall into the non-vegan territory. Common ones include glycerine, collagen, squalene and stearic acid, but of course, this isn’t an extensive list!
Keep an eye out for animal by-products, too, such as beeswax and lanolin. Even cruelty-free brands or those that use natural ingredients may sneak by-products into their formula, meaning they are not 100% vegan.
When it comes to creating your own vegan-friendly skincare routine, we recommend replacing products when you finish another. It’s not just kinder to your bank balance but also the planet – you don’t want half-used products to go to waste!
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When it comes to vegan beauty products, the buck doesn’t start and end with skincare. Oh, no! Your luscious locks are welcome to get in on the action too! One of the most common non-vegan ingredients found in hair care is an ingredient famed for its ability to create gorgeous glossy locks – keratin. Unfortunately, it’s not animal friendly, but luckily for you and your hair, there are some fantastic plant-based alternatives. Look out for soy, vegetable or wheat protein instead to achieve ultimate vegan hair goals. Other non-vegan ingredients to look out for include biotin, beeswax and silk powder.
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When it comes to vegan makeup, it can be a bit of a minefield. Everyone loves a glistening eyeshadow palette or an intensely pigmented lipstick, but there’s a chance that the glam look you love is courtesy of non-vegan ingredients. The sparkle in an eyeshadow may have been sourced from pearls or even fish scales, while the red hue in makeup is commonly extracted from beetles – eek!
Vegan makeup has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, with plant extracts and synthetic alternatives taking the place of animal extracts and by-products. As well as the products you are putting on your face, be sure to look at the tools you’re using too. Some makeup brushes, and even fake eyelashes, will be made from animal hair, but there are some fab vegan alternatives out there too!
For more vegan beauty buys that won’t break the bank
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